Hand Types in Palmistry

Palmistry has been around for thousands of years, and it is still very popular today. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your background might be, everyone is at least a little curious about what the lines in their hands might tell them.

Like every other form of personal divination, you have to actually at in order to build yourself the future you want, but if you feel the need for a little extra boost, palmistry can be a fun way to gain the insights you need.

Elemental Hands

Most palm readers break down the types of hands they look at into four broad categories before they start looking at the lines themselves. They break down along the lines of the four classical elements.

Earth Hands

These hands are wide, with square palms and fingers, thick or rough skin, and are reddish in appearance. The length of the palm is usually equal to the length of the fingers.

People who have earth hands are usually very practical and level-headed. They’d rather get out into the world and do something rather than learn about it. They can be fairly conservative in outlook, and prefer to be outdoors and occupied with practical matters.

Air Hands

These hands have square or rectangular palms with long fingers. They often have protruding knuckles, low thumbs, or dry skin. The length of the palm is usually equal to the length of the fingers.

People with air hands are very intellectual, always curious and full of ideas. They practically hum with nervous energy, and can be prone to worry and stress. People with air hands are great communicators, but they can internalise their feelings too much, leading to difficulties within their close relationships.

Water Hands

These hands have a short, sometimes oval palm with long, flexible fingers. Their palm is usually wide than it is long, with fingers equal to the height of the palm.

People with water hands are very emotional. They are always looking for peace, and are extremely artistic. It can be hard for those with water hands to deal with stress, and they are mostly motivated by their feelings.

Fire Hands

These hands have a square or rectangular palm, flushed or pink skin, and shorter fingers. The length of the palm is usually greater than the length of the fingers.

People with fire hands are energetic and always on the go. They need variety, and can be a little impatient and intolerant! People with fire hands are often fiercely individual, and make great leaders.

Hand Temperature

The texture and temperature of the hand can have meaning, too. If your hands are clammy to the touch, you are lazy and unstable, but your intentions are good. If your hands are cold, you are generous, reserved, and a bit of a hermit. If your hands are hot, you are wild and often successful, but a little insincere at times.